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Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.


Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Danielle Ray, External Communications Manager 
Greater Oark-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(501) 614-4420 (p) (501) 765-9903 (c)



January 6, 2015
Donate blood in memory of Robert Laws   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 6, 2015) — The American Red Cross is partnering with the city of Jacksonville for a special Battle of the Badges blood drive in memory of Robert Laws. The Jacksonville Police and Fire departments will compete to see who can...
January 6, 2015
Resolve to give blood or platelets, and encourage others, during National Blood Donor Month   (Jan. 6, 2014) — January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual...
December 17, 2014
Make becoming a blood donor one of your New Year’s resolutions   Little Rock, Ark. (Dec. 29, 2014) — The American Red Cross is teaming up with KARN News Radio, Power 92, B98.5, Alice 107.7 and the Museum of Discovery to provide potentially lifesaving donations for patients in need...
December 16, 2014
2015 Drive for Life set for Jan. 16-18   Jonesboro, Ark. (Dec. 16, 2014) — KAIT Region 8 News will start the New Year on a lifesaving mission; to provide blood to patients in need. In January, the station will partner with the American Red Cross for the 2015 Drive for Life, a blood drive...
November 20, 2014
Give something that means something and help save a life   (Nov. 20, 2014) — This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need...
November 17, 2014
‘Fuel Your Community’ campaign supports the collection of thousands of blood donations in October LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 13, 2014) – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane...
November 6, 2014
First responders roll up a sleeve to help save lives   Memphis, Tenn. (Oct.31, 2014) — Horn Lake police officers and firefighters typically work together to respond to emergencies, but on Nov. 19, these first responders will battle it out with each other to help save lives at the...
November 5, 2014
In honor of Arkansans fighting sickle cell  
November 3, 2014
Ouachita Baptist University vs. Henderson State University LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 29, 2014) — Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) and Henderson State University (HSU) are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition to help save lives. Both universities will host two-day...
November 3, 2014
Annual MSU Fall blood drive could help save up to 444 lives   SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Oct. 29, 2014) — Students at Missouri State University (MSU) are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the annual MSU Fall blood drive. Students, faculty, staff and the community are encouraged to roll...